David Hitchcock replied to Peter Linn's discussion Pricing out a commercial gig
"I'm not familiar with exact pricing in this industry (yet), but I know something about overall marketing to consider here - you are worth what you say you are, at least in the eyes of other businesses or individuals.  If you want to work for free…"
Jan 8, 2014
Roger Garcia replied to Peter Linn's discussion Pricing out a commercial gig
"Are the six 30 second spots to be variations on the same theme? That may be considered before bringing your fees too high. You want to be fair to yourself, but also not lose the gig! Definitely, though, if you're selling the rights as well, I would…"
Oct 29, 2013
Brian Schmidt replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Before I shop my music around, am I well advised to officially copyright every piece I have recorded?

To be clear, per US copyright law, your music is automatically copyrighted the moment it is put into tangible form.  (a recording, sheet music,…"
Aug 15, 2013
Peter Linn replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Thanks everyone for your input!"
May 4, 2013
Peter Linn replied to Paul Hamilton's discussion How to make a memorable theme?
"I advise being born as John Williams. "
May 4, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"I'd rather ask the US Copyright Office! http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html (see question #7)
According to Snopes, there may be some credence to this in Britain, but it doesn't really explain…"
May 2, 2013
Christopher Mracna replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Janet Spangenberg said:
Sorry Gav, this just isn't true, and is an old urban myth! It's always been possible fake the envelope seal, and the courts never accepted it. However, now in the digital age, it's much easier to prove our copyrights without…"
May 1, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Sorry Gav, this just isn't true, and is an old urban myth! It's always been possible fake the envelope seal, and the courts never accepted it. However, now in the digital age, it's much easier to prove our copyrights without registering them, when…"
May 1, 2013
Michael T replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"I really wouldn't get too hung up on copyright. There is very little likelihood of someone deliberately stealing your music for commercial purposes. 
It depends though on the type of deal you do and with what type of company, as to whether or not…"
May 1, 2013
Gavin Brown replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"You can do what is called a "poor man's copyright." Put all the compositions you want to copyright in a manila envelope and mail it to yourself. The postmark will have the date on it and as long as you don't open it, is sufficient proof that you…"
May 1, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Welcome to the Composers' Forum, Peter. :-)
I'm no expert (caveat, done!), but I think your question might have two facets to it. The stock/library companies may have their own desires regarding your copyrights. Some may want you fork over the…"
May 1, 2013
Peter Linn replied to Peter Linn's discussion Question about copyright
"Thanks. What if the pieces are very dissimilar? Can you just call it an album of some sort? My pieces are spread out over disparate genres (rock, jazz, orchestral etc). "
May 1, 2013

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